Toronto Shelter Network – Executive Director

The Toronto Shelter Network (TSN), established in 2015, is the umbrella organization for 34 organizations that collectively deliver Toronto’s 24-hour emergency homelessness services including emergency shelters, respite centres, temporary COVID response programs and 24 hour drop-ins. The TSN has a dual mandate: working hand in hand with its members and partners, the TSN advocates for a progressive, effective and equitable housing and homelessness system and champions dignified housing for people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the TSN supports a vibrant network of members to be leaders in housing and homelessness. The TSN advocates for resources that members need to deliver the highest quality services and enhances capacity of homelessness service providers in Toronto through knowledge sharing and learning, collaborative planning, research and advocacy.

Over the past two years, the TSN has expanded significantly. It is within this context the TSN welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for the TSN. The Executive Director will steer the organization to the next phase of its development through continued growth and evolution in a changing environment. As the organization evolves and grows, the Executive Director will continue to build a positive and healthy culture and high-performance environment. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors and staff to further develop the TSN’s structures and processes and maintain an efficient and effective organization capable of delivering the highest quality of service to the TSN membership. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will initiate the development of vision-led, strategic and long-range plans. The Executive Director will develop the organization’s operational plan and financial plan, in accordance with strategic plan, and develop and monitor organizational policies enabling the consistent, fair, transparent running of the organization. Building on the current Strategic Plan and strong financial foundation, the Executive Director will ensure ongoing relevance and sustainability by delivering meaningful results and through revenue generation opportunities.

The Executive Director will ensure the TSN continues to lead with ideas and action, embrace and drive change, forge powerful coalitions and create pathways to better results. The Executive Director will provide thought leadership and engage members through a highly networked system, including its Sector Tables meetings, all member meetings, webinars and communications. The Executive Director will mobilize member networks and committees and advance the TSN’s vision by promoting policies, services and programs that help achieve an emergency homelessness system that is focused on housing outcomes which are evidence based, equity informed and client centered.

Candidates for this Executive Director role must have demonstrated professional experience related to advancing wellbeing for people and communities facing barriers. You have leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization, financial and operational skills, and an ability to cultivate and work effectively with a Board of Directors. A post-secondary degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates have capacity to lead during times of growth and change, ensuring effective governance and organizational structure and processes. You can navigate complex and shifting housing and homelessness systems, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization through management of a committed and passionate staff team. You are a strategic, inclusive and inspirational leader, who actively engages staff, balances consensus-building with effective decision-making, and encourages accountability and ownership.

The ideal candidate has strong communication and public speaking skills, and the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade. You are an exceptional relationship builder and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You can build relationships and partnerships to mobilize sector specific and cross sector planning, collaboration and collective action.

You have demonstrated knowledge of equity and the impacts of racism and discrimination on different marginalized communities, especially diverse, intersectional equity-deserving groups. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression, and to the TSN’s belief that everyone in Toronto can and should live in a home that brings dignity.

The TSN is an equity employer and encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals from racialized groups, people of all sexual orientations and genders and persons with disabilities.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the TSN, please submit a resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 commensurate with experience.

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and TSN throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Brock University – Dean, Faculty of Education

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous peoples, and strive to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock is located. Brock’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization is one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. Brock believes that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

In keeping with the priorities of Brock’s Strategic Plan, and with the intent to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions at Brock, this search for a Dean, Faculty of Education strongly encourages applications of candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply. 

For 55 years, the Faculty of Education has provided exceptional education and built pedagogical capacity for Ontario’s educational professionals. Founded in 1965, through a special arrangement between Brock University and the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Faculty of Education began operating as the St. Catharines Teachers’ College. When the St. Catharines Teachers’ College became integrated with Brock University in 1971, it became the College of Education. In 1989, the College of Education became known as the Faculty of Education. Over the years, this Faculty has grown into one of the most prestigious Faculties of Education in Canada and globally, with a superb record for research, teaching, learning and service. Currently, the Faculty of Education has over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate student alumni.  It has over 7,000 students engaged in full and part time studies, 45 staff members and 55 full time faculty members. The Faculty offers a range of programs through a one department model, including lifelong and lifewide perspective of education in early childhood, adult education, and educational studies. The Faculty operates from campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton. The latter is relocating to Burlington in the coming years. The Faculty of Education also includes the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education. The Centre establishes collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities, university faculty, and schools across Ontario and Canada.

It is within this context that Brock welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education, commencing January 1, 2023 or soon after.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Education, works with the Brock community to enrich student experiences and build upon programming that supports a culture of excellence in teaching, research, service, and innovative curriculum delivery. The Dean provides supervision and supports to the professional and personal development of faculty and staff. Under the one department model, the Faculty offers a range of programs. The Dean provides effective and balanced support to all programs while promoting collaboration and embracing the unique challenges related to this structure. The Dean fosters opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to make an impact across the institution as well as regionally, nationally, globally. The incoming Dean must actively champion EDIA and reconciliation through advocating and taking concrete action toward these goals that are inline with the Faculty’s unique opportunities to support this work. As Brock’s Hamilton campus is relocating to Burlington over the coming years, the new Dean will be tasked with ensuring the relocation progresses smoothly, and that the lines of communication between both campuses are open and strengthened during this period of transition.

As the ideal candidate for the Dean, Faculty of Education, you are an accomplished scholar in the field of education with a proven record of impactful teaching, research excellence, graduate student supervision, service, faculty mentorship and engagement, and administration. Candidates must be appointable at the rank of, or be eligible for appointment as, Full Professor. A demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization, and an authentic appreciation for collegiality and collaboration is required. As the ideal candidate, you have experience building and fostering community engagement, and are knowledgeable of relevant provincial/national committees that would require your contributions. You have the ability to lead impactful change, both operationally and strategically, a strong strategic and creative approach to leverage opportunities, and with identifying and addressing challenges. You have a genuine commitment to students’, faculty, and staff members’ success as the university transitions to post-COVID models of teaching, experiential learning, scientific inquiry, and professional development. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and engage others, and excitement about the status and progress of education in Canada and beyond.

To apply for, or explore, the Dean, Faculty of Education opportunity with Brock University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

About Brock University – Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning, positive student experience, and strong university-community engagement. Brock is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research.

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Let’s Talk Science – Director, Leadership Giving

Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national charity focused on education and outreach to support youth development.  Committed to inspiring and empowering youth in Canada to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world, Let’s Talk Science offers programs, resources and services that motivate all ages to fulfill their potential by preparing them for future careers and roles as citizens. Through the creation and delivery of unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), staff and volunteers support learning and skill development.  Let’s Talk Science believes equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity.  The organization is committed to employment equity, building a diverse workforce and accessibility for all employees and program participants. During its almost 30 years, Let’s Talk Science has excited, inspired and engaged more than 11.5 million children, youth, educators and volunteers in STEM.

It is within this dynamic context that Let’s Talk Science invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director, Leadership Giving.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director, Leadership Giving (“Director”) will be focused on growing $1M+ donations by managing a portfolio of prospects in all aspects of the gift cycle including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities to achieve annual team revenue targets. The Director will also contribute to the fund development forecasting and budget process, development of customized proposals, including budgets, with stewardship reports, donor and sponsor agreements, and donor correspondence and recognition. The Director will contribute to a collaborative and inclusive work culture, and build effective working relationships with internal staff, volunteers and external stakeholders. As an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for Let’s Talk Science and its mission, the Director will collaborate with team members on events to raise awareness and support for the organization while ensuring donors are offered strategic opportunities for engagement in Let’s Talk Science activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are a professional fundraiser who brings a depth of understanding of strategy and tactics for both philanthropy and sponsorships. You have demonstrated success in securing six and seven figure gifts from individuals, corporate donors, sponsors, and family foundations. You are skilled at working with donors to create legacy commitments, and with matching their interests to an organization’s national and regional funding priorities. You possess sophisticated interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communications skills. Bilingualism in both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) is considered an asset. Candidates must have post-secondary education from a recognized university or college, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in fund development. As Let’s Talk Science’s inaugural Director, you must have an excellent moral compass, adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and be sensitive to the privacy needs of donors, teams and program participants.

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Let’s Talk Science, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Location and Work Activity: Let’s Talk Science staff work remotely and in one of three offices, and as such, we welcome applications from candidates across Canada. The organization will provide support for the set-up and connectivity of your office. The position requires work outside of regular hours and a willingness to travel to meetings on occasion.

COVID Policy: Let’s Talk Science has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place.  Therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate will produce confirmation of vaccination or proof of a valid human rights exemption.

Equity Statement: Let’s Talk Science is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge the shared lands we live and work on across Canada and that our national office is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wyandot and Anishinaabe peoples.

Let’s Talk Science values the diverse and intersectional identities of its stakeholders and staff. Let’s Talk Science believes equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity and is committed to accessibility for all employees. We are committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society that will enrich our work and learning environment. Let’s Talk Science seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applications who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodation to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jane Griffith at Griffith Group (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We thank everyone for their expression of interest and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying. However, with the limitations on time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) – Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice

Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) have the education, ethics and experience to help guide the public, elected officials and the private sector on the journey to inspired communities. The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is the recognized voice of Ontario’s planning profession with over 4,600 members working in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development.

OPPI’s student members attend undergraduate and graduate planning programs at six accredited Ontario universities. Members must meet quality practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only full OPPI members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title Registered Professional Planner (or RPP).

OPPI welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice (“Director”). OPPI staff operate in a hybrid work environment; if the successful candidate resides outside of Ontario, OPPI can support a remote work model.

OPPI strongly encourages applications from members of Indigenous and racialized communities and all equity-deserving groups including Women, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

This position will act in concert with OPPI’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples’ and Aboriginal Title Rights, and resolutions to anti-Black racism and systemic racism and barriers to entry to the profession for equity-deserving groups. Reporting to the Executive Director of OPPI, the primary role of the Director is to implement the approved recommendations from OPPI’s 2019 Indigenous Planning Perspectives Task Force (IPPTF) and its 2021 Anti-Black Racism in Planning Task Force (ABRPTF). The Director will develop a strategy and budget outlining goals, metrics, priorities, and approach to implementation of IPPTF and ABRPTF recommendations over short -medium- and long-term. The Director will build upon OPPI’s existing efforts to design and implement new, actionable, and measurable initiatives that have the potential to create meaningful change within the planning profession and the Institute. Additionally, the Director will guide OPPI on DEI programs, policies, and initiatives in alignment with the OPPI Strategic Plan 2025 and ensure the goals and metrics of the Strategic Plans’ five strategic directions are achieved as it relates to DEI. Drawing from the OPPI’s Strategic Plan, the Director will provide customized guidance to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion into OPPI governance, practices, services, policies, and procedures.

The position will foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and inclusiveness with OPPI staff, members, volunteers, and the broader community to contribute to and benefit from efforts in reconciliation and social justice. The Director will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive planning community; connecting with industry and community leaders to promote collaborations, programs and training that will lead the planning profession and OPPI to this envisioned future. The Director will act as staff liaison and/or participate on internal and external committees; prepare regular reports to Council on progress; author articles, forum or blog posts, or facilitate webinars to engage in dialogue, plan continuous learning and industry events to bring people together, and keep the membership informed. They will, at times, advocate for changes to federal and provincial government legislation, planning practices, and public engagement. The Director will also identify and apply for research funding to advance inclusion initiatives with a goal to develop reports and guidebooks that inform planners and the planning community.

This appointment calls for a consensus builder with a growth mindset, and exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, mediation, and analytical skills. As the ideal candidate, you have progressive experience(s) in cross-cultural relationship building, policy development, project management, and facilitating large-scale and systems change. Lived experience of encountering and addressing complex equity, diversity, and human rights issues is strongly preferred. Candidates will have a record of successfully engaging with a diverse group of partners and Indigenous-knowledge-keepers to achieve targeted goals. You have proven experience in anti-oppression, equity, diversity, anti-racism, accessibility/UDL and inclusion frameworks including the ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas to support future planning and strategy. A lifelong learner, you have understanding of, and curiosity about, the legislative, socio-political, and legal frameworks related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization. The incumbent will have demonstrated experience successfully communicating with and educating a broad range of individuals on difficult and complex issues with empathy.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the OPPI, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and the OPPI throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) – Executive Director

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is Ontario’s academic library consortium, comprised of 21 libraries with a mission to “collaborate to enhance research supports and create rich learning environments for Ontario’s diverse and growing university population.” OCUL’s 50+ years of successful collaboration has positioned it as a leader in access to cutting-edge research and scholarly information services for over half a million students and employees at its member universities in the province. The role of OCUL has never been more important to Ontarians engaged in learning and research than now, and OCUL is poised for its next phase of growth and transformative collaboration.  

It is within this dynamic context that OCUL invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director. This appointment will commence July 2022, or soon after.  

Reporting to the Chair of the OCUL Executive Committee, the Executive Director (ED) oversees the organization’s staff, planning, administration and operations budget of over $5 million annually, and a content licensing budget of over $21 million annually. On behalf of the consortium, the ED sets programs, services and infrastructure, and oversees technology and service activities. The ED manages the OCUL staff team of seven, as well as a dotted line report from the leadership of the Scholars Portal unit of the University of Toronto Libraries, which provides core technology services to OCUL. The ED liaises regularly with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) on matters related to human resources administration, financial services and works within the legal, policy and procedural parameters of COU Holding Association Inc., which is the administrative employer of the ED and OCUL staff. The position also works closely with key leaders and subject experts located in OCUL member institutions to determine and advance the shared goals of members, while balancing their diverse needs and perspectives regarding OCUL’s successful programs and services.  

OCUL is a member-driven consortium with a history of innovation and leading-edge collaborative services to enhance learning and research for Ontarians. This appointment calls for exceptional interpersonal, cultural, and communication competencies, and the ability to proactively develop and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders at all levels.  

As the ideal candidate, you have experience in a university library, academic environment, relevant association or member-based organization with a collaborative leadership culture. Your tenure includes successful and progressive leadership roles, and experience in human resource management and advocacy to funding and government entities. You are skilled at effective budget development and fiscal management, and are adept at developing and implementing financial strategies, including cost sharing, budget sustainability and grant writing. You have experience with electronic resource license negotiations and familiarity with all aspects of electronic resource management practices. As a lifelong learner, you keep abreast of emerging issues, trends, and best practices affecting academic libraries and scholarly communication, providing you the confidence to articulate, advise, and contribute to national and international dialogues on behalf of OCUL. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and the ability, commitment, and motivation to help create and sustain a transparent and collaborative culture. Applicants must hold a degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies, or relevant equivalent postgraduate degree, or a postgraduate degree along with relevant experience.  

OCUL is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in equity, diversity, and inclusion. The organization and its members encourage applications from women, racialized/persons of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the community. 

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with the OCUL, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca). 

OCUL is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with provincial guidelines, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Griffith Group and the OCUL throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law – Director, Investor Protection Clinic

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great universities, distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence. The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world’s great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and up to a dozen distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world’s leading law schools, as well as around 800 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty’s rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the faculty’s more than 10,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school.

The Faculty of Law seeks a Director, Investor Protection Clinic (“Director”) to manage all aspects of the Investor Protection Clinic (“Clinic) and is accountable for all litigation/clinical operations, including administrative, financial, and fundraising functions.

The Investor Protection Clinic at the Faculty of Law (the “Clinic”) provides pro bono assistance to vulnerable investors who have legal concerns about their treatment in making investment decisions. In addition to providing direct legal assistance to eligible clients, the Clinic’s mandate includes providing clinical education to law students, drafting policy briefs, intervening in legal proceedings, delivering public legal education, and organizing workshops and perhaps an annual conference or symposium.

Working under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, J.D. Program, the Director will be responsible for maintaining and developing policies and procedures, as well as overseeing all other aspects of the Clinic’s activities.

As the ideal candidate, you hold an LL.B (J.D.) degree, ( a LLM or other graduate degree will be considered an asset), and are a practicing lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario You bring a minimum of five years’ experience practicing law with a focus on investor protection so that you can leverage your expertise to identify opportunities to intervene in relevant litigation and to present legal information and perspectives to help courts make decisions.  You have a strong familiarity with legal education, public interest advocacy, and investor protection issues. You have a wide range of career experience, including dealings with the media and funders (experience with students and the general public is considered an asset). You have superb oral and written communications skills and have well-developed judgement and decision-making skills. Your strong leadership skills include experience with conflict management and managing multiple projects with sometimes competing timing priorities and deadlines. Colleagues speak of your diplomacy, tact, and commitment to mentor and develop your team. You are comfortable and knowledgeable about fundraising. Administration and management experience in a publicly funded or public interest-organization are considered assets. 

To apply or explore this leadership position at the University of Toronto further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Close Date: Applications must be received by May 16, 2022.

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  PM 4 – Hiring Zone: $91,506 – $106,758 (Broadband Salary Range: $91,506 – $152,510), commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package and UPP (University Pension Plan) contributions.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca or jane@griffithgroup.ca

Queen’s University – Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation

Queen’s is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Ne Yonterihwayenhstahkwa’kó:wa nene Yonontí:yo akáowenk tká:yen tsi niyohwentsyà:ke tsi nón:we ne Rotinonhsyón:ni táhnon ne Ratirón:taks thatinákere

Gichii Ogiimaa Ikwe gichii-gakina’amaadii’igamig owedi ayaamagad Anishinaabeg idash Naadaweg gaa dan’akiyaad

Queen’s University is embarking on a search for its next Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation.

Queen’s Athletics & Recreation (A&R) offers students, staff, faculty and the Kingston community opportunities for physical activity, health and wellness at cutting edge facilities and in sector leading programs. Almost 80 per cent of Queen’s student population is active in high performance sports or recreational activities on its campus, which features the newly revitalized Richardson Stadium, three additional turf fields, running track, the state-of-the-art Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) (which includes a 2,700 seat main competition court, 5 gymnasia, studios, squash and racquet ball courts, a high performance training centre, etc.), Kingston’s largest fully accessible pool, and 24,500 square feet of cardio and strength facilities. More than 1,200 student-athletes proudly wear Tricolour representing Queen’s in varsity sports in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U Sports, and Gaels are perennial contenders for league and national championships. In addition, Queen’s offers a variety of programs in camps, aquatics, casual recreation, recreational clubs, fitness, active living, wellness programs and intramurals.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs (“VP/Dean”), the Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation (“ED”) works to advance the University’s mission and strategic goals fostering a culture of leadership, collaboration, support, innovation, inclusivity, and excellence, and supports outstanding A&R programs and services for students and the university community. Building on the University’s commitment to recreational programs, high performance sport, and striving for excellence in everything Queen’s does, the ED operates with a high level of autonomy and is responsible for guiding the successful delivery of the full suite of programs, services, and student supports under the umbrella of A&R and managing a large number of athletic facilities with complex business operations. This execution is achieved through leading a large team of more than 70 professionals in the development, management, and assessment of programs and services that comprise the portfolio. A&R’s strong program enhance and support the pride, spirit, and sense of community that is so much a part of Queen’s University.

The ED is a member of the Student Affairs Executive Leadership Team, which addresses division wide issues such as staffing, budget planning, and strategic direction. The leadership of the ED is critical to fostering and promoting a vision of athletics and sport at Queen’s that is anti-racist, accessible, inclusive, and contributes to the shared mission of supporting and engaging students in safe and meaningful ways. The ED plays an important role in the University’s efforts to enhance equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigenization and has a proven track record of an inclusive, anti-racist approach to all that they do.

As the ideal candidate, you put your people (students, student athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, community members) first. You bring demonstrated experience working in athletics and recreation or a related field such student affairs, high performance sport, national sport organizations, or education, along with a balanced passion for wellness, fitness and competitive sport. Your career includes progressive management experience leading a large team of people carrying out a diverse range of activities, in a complex, high-performance, service-oriented environment. You have proven knowledge in financial management, fundraising, and human resources. Experience working closely with facility management. substantial knowledge of Canadian University sport, and experience with marketing, promotion and alumni relations are all considered assets. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate degree is preferred.

About Queen’s University

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience, student leadership, and engaged alumni. Home to over 27,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93 per cent, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students’ services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Graduates from Queen’s University are part of an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders. Queen’s University is highly ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach, and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes a wealth of student clubs, as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners. Queen’s has also made a formal commitment to the health and wellness of students, staff and faculty by joining universities from around the world in adopting the “Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges”. Queen’s also became a signatory to the “Scarborough Charter On Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion” in Canadian Higher Education, committing Queen’s to implementation of the Charter’s various action items and to full accountability to a sector network of signatory institutions.

Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble competencies and skills required in today’s competitive and evolving work environment with 91 per cent of Queen’s graduates employed within six months after graduation.

To apply or explore this leadership position at Queen’s University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

The university has policies in place to support employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. For more information, please contact Jane@griffithgroup.ca and hradmin@queensu.ca

The Queen’s University Policy Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for In-person University Activities requires ALL Community Members, including employees, to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to participating in any In-person University Activities. This is a condition of employment for all employees who are required to attend University Property to perform their employment responsibilities. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to substantiated grounds (medical and other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code) may ask the University to validate the exemption and request an accommodation for these rare circumstances. If approved, they will be subject to additional health and safety measures.

Visions of Science – Director of Development

Visions of Science (VOS) is entering a phase of exponential growth and building upon a vibrant culture of fundraising by creating a development department. VOS is a charitable organization committed to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) equity by intentionally supporting youth and communities who experience significant barriers to participation. It facilitates community-based youth engagement programs, provides support for families and educators, and advocates for equitable STEM education, and opportunity throughout the system. VOS believes that when youth understand the possibilities within STEM, they are empowered with the relevant skills and knowledge to be leaders in their communities, agents of change for society, and good stewards of the planet. The organization prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency of individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where VOS creates partnerships. To learn more please visit: www.vosnl.org.

It is within this context that VOS welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development (“Director”). Individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will build upon VOS’ already significant, successful donor cultivation and solicitation activities. A dynamic, detailed strategic plan, a complementary fundraising plan, and a Case for Support have just been developed. Using these resources, the Director will create the infrastructure required to support the CEO and Board of Directors in their ongoing fundraising efforts and will launch suitable new revenue generating initiatives.

As the ideal candidate, you are a bold, detail-oriented individual with strong communication, organization and planning skills. You are passionate about improving the lives of youth within communities and advancing STEM equity by cultivating meaningful relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations. You bring experience in fundraising, demonstrated proficiency with a variety of revenue generating methods, and experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts of $25,000+. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree/diploma in a relevant field, and a CFRE designation is considered an asset.

To explore this opportunity to drive transformation change through fundraising at Visions of Science, please contact Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca) or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $70,000 -90,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package including extended health; dental and Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (GRRSP) matching contributions.

Location: The role is based in the Toronto office and allows for remote work.

Visions of Science welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Because VOS prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency to individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where it partners, individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Visions of Science throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca

Crescent School – Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship

Now in its second century, Crescent School remains a leader in boys’ education. Few schools can boast the strength of community, sense of purpose and clarity of mission that are present here. Crescent’s mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, recognizes the potential in every student and acknowledges their unique abilities. Crescent School embraces a rigorous learning environment driven by a relevant curriculum of study and fostered through relationships with the very best teachers and mentors. It is fundamentally committed to providing care, empowerment, clear boundaries and high expectations, and effective ways for boys to use their time well. In addition, Crescent seeks to develop boys’ commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and personal identity. Its boys thrive because they are known and understood. All employees at Crescent model the school’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and compassion as and foster the development of its graduates to Men of Character from Boys of Promise.

It is within this context that Crescent welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship (“Director”).

Reporting to the Executive Director of External Relations, the Director co-creates, develops and executes the Major Gifts strategic direction based on the School’s strategic plan and the Headmaster’s annual goals. The Director will plan and execute the strategy for the successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift and planned giving prospects and donors. The Director will also oversee the stewardship of all donors, including annual endowed fund reports for individual donors and Alumni Classes, the Annual Donor Report, naming opportunities, events and thank you letters. The Director will supervise the team’s staff and provide coaching, feedback, growth opportunities including professional development, and performance management. The Director will act as the Secretary to the Development Committee of the Board of Governors, and identify, recruit, train and support its volunteers to assist the Advancement Team with major gift fundraising. Working with the Director of Advancement, the Director will ensure compliance with CRA guidelines and regulations and monitor the implementation of School policies pertaining to naming rights, gift acceptance, gift processing, and sharing of personal information.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven successful major gift fundraiser who has experience working with high-net-worth individuals, including stewardship activities, and closing six-figure major and planned gifts. You have experience managing campaign budgets and have strong financial acuity and budget management experience. You possess highly developed leadership skills, enjoy mentoring and coaching others, and create a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Colleagues and peers describe you as organized, detail orientated, creative, and a team player who manages issues in a calm and solution-oriented manner. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.

To apply or explore this impactful position at Crescent School, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Crescent School believes in the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and belonging. It values the unique life experience that each person brings and believe that human differences make it stronger. Crescent strives to be a community where every person feels welcome and valued. Crescent is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Crescent School throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Ryerson University – Vice-Provost, Academic

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood. The special mission of the University is the advancement of applied knowledge and research to address societal needs, and the provision of programs of study that offer a balance between theory and application and that prepare students for careers in professional and quasi-professional fields. In addition to its strengths in student learning and experience, Ryerson has been ranked first for research income growth for the second consecutive year and third for research intensity dollars per graduate student, among comprehensive universities in Research Infosource’s Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2021.

In August 2021, the university announced that it would begin a renaming process to reconcile the legacy of Egerton Ryerson for a more inclusive future. To learn more, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/next-chapter/ .

It is within this context that Ryerson University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Vice-Provost, Academic. This appointment will be for a term of five years, commencing July 1, 2022 or soon after.

Reporting to Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Vice-Provost, Academic provides oversight of Experiential Learning, Academic Integrity, Learning and Teaching, Curriculum Quality Assurance, Zone Education, and Curriculum Development. The Vice Provost plays a critical role in planning and operationalizing the Provost’s key strategic initiatives. The individual in this role is also responsible for the implementation and administration of academic priorities and directions set by the Provost, and for providing input, advice, and recommendations to the Provost on academic issues and initiatives. The Vice-Provost chairs the Academic Standards Committee (ASC) and works with the Academic Planning Group (APG) on strategic priorities and programs. The Vice-Provost also fosters and maintains relationships with partners and key stakeholders including government.

The Provost has prioritized three equity themes, one of which is consideration of equity as related to curricular programming outcomes and content. Strong candidates will be able to support this initiative, as well as have a demonstrated understanding of and success with capacities that support equity work in universities. (Additional themes include ensuring a diverse faculty complement across the university and faculty and staff education related to equity.) Given the centrality of pan-university initiatives to the Vice-Provost Academic’s portfolio, additional strengths aligned with the role include change leadership in large complex institutions and communication skills (including verbal, written and interpersonal). Ryerson especially welcomes applications from equity-deserving groups.

Ryerson is seeking a leader who will boldly lead in areas that Ryerson is known for: innovation and academic excellence, entrepreneurship, nimbleness and responsiveness, equity, diversity and inclusion. You hold a PhD or equivalent degree, have excellent research and teaching records, and are eligible for appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. You have extensive experience working in the university sector in an academic administrative capacity with pan-university initiatives and bring an in-depth understanding of university culture and governance. You are knowledgeable regarding curriculum development and have demonstrated success with fostering academic partnerships and new initiatives. You bring a preference for listening and action, a commitment to mentoring staff, and the desire to support a culture that embraces growth and innovation. You have experience managing complex budgets that have competing priorities and limited resources. You are a skilled relationship builder who creates strong partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and are able to communicate effectively with diverse groups.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

The University encourages applications from members of groups that have been historically underserved, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

To apply or explore this key academic leadership position at Ryerson University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Ryerson University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Griffith Group and Ryerson University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.